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slinkp

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Crazy charts
« on: February 07, 2018, 11:32:13 AM »

ilan

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Re: Crazy charts
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 12:26:31 PM »
Well, maybe I'm one of those nerds "who need to justify the money they spent on music school" as your friend wrote, but the 3rd of D# is Fx, and it would have made less sense to write D#/G. For me it's easier to read when it makes sense.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 12:33:22 PM by ilan »
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Re: Crazy charts
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 12:31:53 PM »
Agreed...plus if they are written sensibly, you know what it should sound like...(can hear it in your head from the chord symbols-before you play it).


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Re: Crazy charts
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 01:02:25 PM »
I contend that in popular music, there is always virtue in simplicity - both in the chords chosen and in notation.
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ilan

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Re: Crazy charts
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 01:31:06 PM »
Maybe I'm crazy but for me D#/Fx is simpler because D#/G would make me pause to see what's wrong.

Here is a simpler example. Jeff Berlin is playing in Bb but the music is written (0:47) without accidentals in the key signature. Some may find it simpler, but for me it's weird and harder to read.



Here is how I would write it - it's simpler because if you don't see a flat or sharp (or natural), you know it's a scale note. This is what I mean by "makes sense".

« Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 01:38:54 PM by ilan »
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Re: Crazy charts
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 01:38:04 PM »
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Re: Crazy charts
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 02:41:34 PM »
I agree!
I read the initial post on FB
That's the sort of stuff that drove me from open strings.
(and started an interval number system in Nashville)